Dingana jerinae

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Jerine's widow
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Dingana
Species: D. jerinae
Binomial name
Dingana jerinae
Henning & Henning, 1996[1]

Dingana jerinae, or Jerine's widow, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is only known from the upper southern scree slopes of the Kransberg in Limpopo, South Africa.

The wingspan is 65–72 mm. Adults are on wing in November. There is one generation per year.[2]

The larvae probably feed on various Poaceae species. Larvae have been reared on Pennisetum clandestinum.


  1. ^ Dingana at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7.